Friday, March 2, 2012

Egg Two!

Good morning and happy Friday to you! Remember THIS egg from last week? Well I told you I had a second egg to share with you and here it is! The steps for this egg were similar to last week with a few deviations.  First, the colors are much more neutral and soft. 
This is what I started with......

I found this beautiful shade of blue by Martha Stewart and decided THIS is the color I want for my egg. It needed a couple of coats to completely cover!

After the paint was dry, I gave it a generous coating of Mod Podge.....
And then applied this gorgeous Diamond Dust!  Be careful when using it IS glass and I found out the hard way that it WILL cut you! ; )
The leaves and flowers were cut using my Cricut and the Flower Shoppe Cartridge. Who needs traditionally green leaves?  
As I did on my last egg, I worked in layers.  From the bottom up and adhered everything with my glue gun.

I have a 3 day weekend ahead of me......YAY!  I am prom dress shopping tomorrow with a good friend of mine and the rest of the weekend is going to be reserved for playing catch up and hopefully a bit of crafting!
Take care my friends! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bits and Pieces

I tend to be a crafter who uses what she sees.  And believe me, the state of my room right now allows me to see A LOT! My desk usually has piles and piles of stuff.......scraps, leftovers etc....that I don't have the heart to throw away.  So today's post is a compilation of left overs.  Random things that I thought looked rather pretty together. The house was one I purchased from Iralamija.  I covered it with designer paper and gave it a coat of Helmer's Crackle Medium.  I went a bit "Crackle" crazy.....because I added it to the oval that was cut using a Spellbinder's die, and to the key (by Provo Craft). It was also was also given a swipe of white paint and then the crackle medium. After it is dry, I rub it with brown ink to fill in the cracks.

The flowers were cut with my Cricut and the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge. The little rose was from my Sizzix die.  The sentiment was from JustRite.  See? I told you there were bits and pieces from everywhere on this card! ; )
My son has his first meeting for "Bass Fishing" today after school.  Yep.....they have a club for fishing!  My husband hopes he decides to join so he can buy him a new fishing pole!  I am just happy that my son who struggled socially, has really put himself out there this year.  He is already part of the United Nation's Club and has been going to many of the social events at school.   It is such a good feeling to see him happy.  He loves his school and it makes me realize we made the right decision!
Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eat, Drink, & Be Irish!

Happy "Hump" day to you!  It is so hard to believe that it is February 29th......and tomorrow is the first day of March.  Seriously, where does time go?  
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and I have a card to share with you that I made last year for the Cricut Circle Blog. It uses the Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge.   It is such a fun little cartridge that encompasses all of the spring holidays! I dressed up my "beer" with liquid applique and while I heated it, I sprinkled glitter over it.  I added googly eyes for fun and a bit of seam binding. I even pulled out the lil' sewing machine to give it a bit of texture.  

I cut the clover about 8 times, stacked, and glued them together.  It kind of makes your own "faux" chipboard!  Then I was able to punch holes in it to create a button. 
I wanted to tell all of you how touched I was by all of your kind comments about Cort.  Some days are tough.  Some days I want to sit and cry....and cry...and cry.  But there are more days where this girl makes me smile...makes my heart sing.....and literally makes my heart ache with love for her.  And it means the world to me to be able to share those bright spots with you.  So thank you again.....for being so supportive of this little blog of mine. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday Tea....

Yesterday was spent having lunch, tea, and shopping with dear friends at the American Girl Doll Store. Cortney and I are blessed to have such good friends! Cort told me over and over that she wanted a new dolly. She insisted on buying another one without hair......but ended up with no new dolly. She decided against it and instead bought "Gloria" (her bitty baby) a new outfit. I also bought her a chapter book about Kit. She definitely has ideas and thoughts of her own and it was kind of funny...and sweet to see her be so assertive! So in honor of our "Tea Party," I have a tea set card to share with you today!
I used my Cricut and the Heritage cartridge.  I inked the edges in brown ink, spread glossy accents, and then sprinkled coarse glitter over it.  I added a bit of tulle, lace, and a few leaves and berries from Prima.
The tag was done on my computer and hand cut.  I gave this card to my sweet friend Sue for her birthday because she collects tea pots. : )
Honestly, if you are simply tired of seeing pictures of my can click right on outta here! ; ) I would totally understand!  If are a few shots from our day yesterday at American Girl.
This picture was taken right before we left the house.
Cort and I at the restaurant.....
Cort and Patty her BFF! 
Here is Cortney with "Gloria" 
And here is a picture of all the girls together!  It was such a fun and memorable day!
Thank you for letting me share this side of my life with you.  I appreciate your sweet visits and kind comments......